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RECREATION THERAPIST- Part Time - (114910)

Universal Health Services
Tucson, AZ 85701
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::Palo Verde Behavioral Health (PVBH) is a 84 bed private psychiatric facility providing inpatient and intensive outpatient psychiatric services through treatment programs tailored to our patients needs for the purpose of creating positive outcomes. PVBH will build on the excellent skills of our current Psychiatrists, licensed registered nurses, clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors to support these programs.

Mission Statement: The mission of Palo Verde Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of psychiatric patient care through treatment programs focused on improving the lives of our patients and ensuring their experience during their stay supports their road to recovery.

Vision Statement: Palo Verde Behavioral Health will be recognized as the premier regional provider of innovative, compassionate behavioral health services, which enhance the health of our community. We will exceed the expectations of those served, maintain the highest standards, and promote a rewarding work environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Organizes and coordinates therapeutic activity programs to effect improvement in the physical, mental, and social well-being of patients. Prepares reports on patient progress, and with the consensus of the treatment team, modifies programs in accordance with the patients needs and capacities.

Job Requirements



Education: Bachelors Degree in Recreational Therapy or a closely related therapy field.

Experience:One (1) year of experience as a Recreational Therapist strongly preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, time management,Handle with Care, andgroup and individual psychotherapyrequired

Licensure/ Certification: Keep current with continuing education requirements for State licensure. Maintain current professional license Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Handle with Care (HWC) required and a Valid fingerprint clearance card .


  • Provides a variety of types of activities to meet individual patient needs. Establishes leisure educational programs.

  • Encourages patients and families to participate in recreational programs.

  • Develops, conducts, and evaluates comprehensive recreational program plans and objectives to meet individual patient needs in coordination with other team members.

  • Organizes records, maintains, and orders equipment and supplies.

  • Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, respect, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.

  • Documents delivery of treatment services and patient progress.

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures including those that govern confidentiality, objectives, quality improvement program, risk management/safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.




PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to observe patient behaviors and write notes in medical charts. Must be able to physically assist or restrain patients in compliance with the restraint policy.


One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Posted: 2019-12-07 Expires: 2020-04-02

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